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Report for 04/26/06
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Fiddy Jacko
Gigwise reports: Michael Jackson is set to collaborate with 50 Cent. 

The King of Pop will team up with Fiddy on a mix tape put together by DJ Whoo Kid.

Whoo Kid says that he's flying out to Jacko's home in Bahrain in a fortnight to pick up some tracks Jackson has been working on, reports Billboard. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney pregnant
TMZ reports: Britney Spears is four months pregnant, Us Weekly reports in this week's issue. 

Sources tell the mag that Britney is "100 percent pregnant" and due "Oct. 2 or 3."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Feud
TMZ reports: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest says he and judge Paula Abdul aren't speaking to one another, but Abdul calls reports of a feud "ridiculous."

The 31-year-old Seacrest, who openly spars with "Idol" judge Simon Cowell, told the magazine: "Simon and I go back and forth with each other, but it's in a different way."

Asked if he was speaking to Abdul, Seacrest answered, "No."[she most likely wouldn't let him wear her dresses. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Hiphop
TuneLab reports: Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson, a.k.a. #0, will release his debut solo album, 'The New Leader', in June on N2O Records. It is said to give fans a look at his "mashed up solo work as a Hip-Hop and Jungle music producer, scratch DJ, broken beat virtuoso, and cutting edge classical pianist."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Under A Blood Red Cloud
Gigwise reports: The Under A Blood Red Sky footage was shot live in Denver, Colorado by Rick Wurpel - the worth of which has since grown to millions of dollars. 

But, the original footage went mysteriously missing five years ago and has since been found in the archives of Denver City Council. The council apparently claims that they bought the tapes off an employee of Wurpel for a mere $3,000. 

Apparently, Denver City Council says that they will only return the tapes once Wurpel's ownership has been authenticated. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A2IM + FCC Vs Payola
CMJ reports: FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and Don Rose, acting president for the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM), met April 18 to discuss drafting a set of "best practices" or "rules of engagement" to curb payola between major labels and the conglomerate-owned radio stations. After Rose and Daniel Glass (the former president of Artemis Records)met with the FCC Comissioner, Rose told Billboard Radio Monitor, "we walked out feeling like we were heard."

A2IM's mission is to level the playing field in the music market for indie labels, who lack the funding of the majors. Payola, the paying off of radio stations in return for radio play, as well as "independent promotion," wherein the stations are payed by third-party promoters, affect the amount airplay artists on independent labels can get. These injustices undermine the chances of small artists being able to compete. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kimmel Cult
Blabbermouth reports: THE CULT will perform a mini-concert on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on May 1 in Hollywood, California, with two songs set to air that evening. Tickets to attend the taping are available at www.1iota.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pulp Hendrix?
Blabbermouth reports: According to Starpulse.com, Quentin Tarantino has reportedly signed on to direct the long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic. The movie maker is huge fan of the script of the film, according to producers at Dragonslayer Films, and will team up with Hendrix's brother Leon to tell the story of the guitar great's life. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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D.R.I. Cancer
SMN reports: D.R.I.'s tour scheduled for Summer 2006 has been indefinately postponed (read: cancelled) due to one member (Spike, guitar player) who has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer and was operated on 3 weeks ago. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nevermore Illness
The Gauntlet reports: Nevermore bass player and one of the founding members Jim Sheppard will soon be undergoing a minor procedure for Chron's Disease, a condition he's managed for over 15 years. Precluding him from performing with the band during the first part of their upcoming tour with In Flames, Sheppard is expected to rejoin the band in Spokane, WA May 18. Filling in for Sheppard will be long-time friend James McDonough (ex-Megadeth). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danko Jones Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Canada's powerhouse rock trio DANKO JONES will be hitting the road in North America in May/June. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

May 05 - Montreal, QUE - Cabaret Music Hall
May 06 - Toronto, ONT - The Opera House
May 19 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
May 20 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern (Front Room)
May 21 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
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Deluxe Mindcrime
BW&BK reports: To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1981 formation of QUEENSRčCHE, EMI will release two expanded Operation: Mindcrime packages on June 20. A new 2-CD set adds two bonus tracks to the platinum-certified, Grammy-nominated 1988 album/rock opera and pairs the disc with a previously unreleased live performance of the album's tracks in sequence. The two-CD+DVD Operation: Mindcrime - Deluxe Edition, packaged in a four-panel digipak with slipcase, contains the two-CD set and its 24-page booklet and adds Video: Mindcrime, making its DVD debut with two previously unreleased video clips. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Protest of a Down
KNAC reports: Armenian Americans from across the United States joined today with System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan at a Washington, DC "Rally for Justice," urging the Turkish Government to end its worldwide campaign of Armenian Genocide denial.

Organized by the Armenian National Committee of Greater Washington (ANC-GW) and the Armenian Youth Federation Washington Chapter, the protest attracted over 1,000 activists to the Turkish Embassy, as Armenians worldwide marked the 91st anniversary of this crime against humanity[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonnie Owens RIP
Contact Music reports: Country singer BONNIE OWENS died on Monday (24APR06) following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 76. The Oklahoma-born star was best known for the work she did with her ex-husbands, country music legend BUCK OWENS, who died last month (25MAR06), and MERLE HAGGARD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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INXS Depp
Contact Music reports: Producers of the MICHAEL HUTCHENCE biopic are trying to convince PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star JOHNNY DEPP to play the late INXS frontman. The film is being fast-tracked and most of the production will take place in the singer's homeland of Australia. In addition to Depp, film-makers are also looking to cast ERIC BANA, SIENNA MILLER, NAOMI WATTS and RACHEL GRIFFITHS in the movie.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roth Officially Replaced
FMQB reports: Yesterday morning (4/24), XM Satellite Radio Executive VP of Programming Eric Logan sat in Howard Stern's old K-Rock studio to formally announce a landmark syndication deal that will place XM's Opie & Anthony show back on CBS Radio affiliates. [FMQB has all the details, see full story for that]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Country Jovi Hit
FMQB reports: After 20 years of writing hit Rock and Pop songs, Bon Jovi returned home from the Japanese leg of their Have A Nice Day tour to find that their duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," has hit # 1 on the Country chart. This makes them the first Rock band to score a #1 Country hit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMX Reality
MTV reports: BET is developing a new DMX reality series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Revolving around the rapper's life, "DMX: Soul of a Man" is slated to be part of the channel's next season of programming.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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